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Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar, Baltimore, MD
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Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.1
4.1
1219 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar specializes in seasonal, local, and sustainable Modern Italian Cuisine, featuring handmade pastas and brick oven pizzas. Located in the Bromo Tower Arts District, across from the Hippodrome Theater, next to Everyman theater, and a short walk from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Royal Farms Arena, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore Convention Center, the Inner Harbor, and tons of other downtown attractions. Forno offers daily specials, including weekday happy hour and bottomless brunch on the weekends. Our late night menu offers a variety of brick oven pizzas that your tastebuds will love. We also offer gluten-free pizzas and pastas along with a variety of vegetarian options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (443) 873-9427

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Saunders

  • Private party facilities

    Forno is available for private bookings. With a 130-seated capacity, a 45 seated private dinning room, as well as a 6-seat private chef's table, there are several options for private dinning, cocktail receptions and other functions. For inquiries, please email fornomanagement@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Ricky Johnson: (443) 873-9427

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Eutaw and Fayette

  • Parking details

    We offer validated parking for the Landmark CenterPoint parking garage located at 310 N. Baltimore St. You may access our restaurant directly from the parking garage, via our back entrance.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail, Bus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,219 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BO

    BethO

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their seasonal menu had tasty morsels we had not seen before. The arugula, peach, prosciutto salad was divine. My spouse had the smoked scallops which he enjoyed immensely. I had the fried chicken with spiced honey which wS amazing. Creative offerings yielded a culinary delight. Our server was just the best! Our favorite place in Baltimore!
  2. D

    Donna

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was imaginative and delicious, the service excellent, and we very much enjoyed our evening! Highly recommend.
  3. TT

    TenTen

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The pasta was cool to almost cold, and too al dente, i.e., chewy. Asparagus was chewy too and came-out with the entrees when I asked for it first.
  4. BD

    BethD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Everything was delicious except this is the 2nd time in a row that we ordered a Margherita Pizza and it was very disappointing. We thought it was a fluke the first time. Margherita pizza isn't just called a cheese pizza for a reason. It should have fresh tomatoes, basil and cheese. There were only 3 spots of cheese. The other pizzas loked very good. The brussels and corn fritters were amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    My chicken was raw. Completely undercooked. It was never cooked.
  6. GS

    GenaS

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wine pairings were a fun part of the meal! All good was incredible. I will definitely go back
  7. CC

    CharmCityGal

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Friendly and well-intentioned wait staff, but overall my experience was fair at best. If you like restaurants to be on the "cool" side, I would recommend you avoid it in the summer, as there was no (or poor) AC, which I assume is why my friend and I were told (at 6pm) that pizza options would not be available for another half hour.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food1service1ambience1
    Overall very unimpressed.
  9. RA

    RoyA

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    A/C didn’t seem to be working so it was really hot. Our server barely came to the table and had to be called over after waiting some time when we were finished eating. The pizza wasn’t very good. It was good in the past but seems to have gone down hill. Finally, the server was not familiar with the rewards program that Forno offers. He seemed surprised that they even had a rewards program.
  10. LB

    LizaB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Forno never disappoints. I love coming here whenever I am in Baltimore! Pasta is fresh and cocktails are well crafted!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was bad. Service was bad. Nice ambience though
  12. JL

    JaeL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for restaurant week for a birthday dinner. The waitress let us know they were down by about four people and the kitchen was backed up, it’s appreciated but this was advised after we ordered and she began with “I may or may not be your server today.” I’m addition, the AC was out, but still pretty bearable inside but being made aware items on the restaurant week menu were unavailable an hour after we placed our order certainly brought down my opinion after everything else. Unfortunately, we probably won’t return
  13. K

    Kaitlin

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful place for a meal before or after a show at the Hippodrome.
  14. SJ

    SusanJ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious pizza with many varieties to choose from! Smaller, but tasty brunch menu as well. Bottomless mix and match brunch drinks (mimosa, bloody mary, sangria) topped off our experience very nicely. I
  15. RB

    ReneeB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. I’m so glad we went. Will definitely be back before the next show at the hippodrome.
  16. DC

    DanielC

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I enjoy going to Forno's prior to the theatre. Our food was delicious and our waitress was outstanding. It can get a bit noisy, especially when there is a large group sitting next to you who are enjoying their drinks. I have never been disappointed in quality of the food. It can be a bit pricey, but well worth it.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience and always delicious !
  18. KC

    KristenC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    I was sooooo hot. I made it hard to enjoy the evening!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to gather before visiting The Hippodrome
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the new seasonable additions and they always get us out on time to enjoy a show at the HIPP.
  21. CF

    CatianaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was happy to find a Place that lets you make reservations, to skip the line. This place was beautiful and so cool! I have food allergies so normally when I go out to eat, salads are my only safe option; so when I saw that they had birrata I was so excited, I ordered two plates! The restaurant was so accommodating and an over all fun experience. I will definitely be back. Our server was friendly and offered some suggestions. My friend had a margarita pizza and loved it! I thought for the experience and the food itself, it was perfect! Literally across from the Hippodrome
  22. KM

    KrisM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this place! When attending shows at the Hipppodrome, we always try to dine here. Recommend reservations as it's very popular!
  23. SJ

    SusanJ

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely brunch! The drink menu and service are both fabulous! Our food was delicious food, but the menu was a little small. Would definitely come back for the chicken and waffles and bottomless mimosas/sangria.
  24. CS

    CharlesS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    What can I say when there was no A/C and no ice for our drinks. Lots of people just got up and left.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    We’ve even to Forno more than a dozen times over last four years. We try to have pre-theatre meals with friends at Forno. Party of 4. Reservations booked three months ahead on Open Table. Good drinks. (Need a few more dark beers.). Good food - we had the short rib, pasta, pizza, asparagus, and antipasto (where was the cheese? Loved the nuts, meats, and pickled broccoli and onions). One not good item - the summer salad. Three mushy strawberries on a bed of gritty lettuce. Didn’t eat it. Two others at the table also tried it. Response - either the lettuce wasn’t washed or the vinaigrette is very gritty. Yuck. I won’t order it again. We asked the bus boy to tell the kitchen our thoughts about the salad (he saw that it was not eaten). Don’t know if he told the kitchen. We will come back. Love seeing the seasonal specials. Need a martini dry and dirty on the drink menu with blue cheese olives!!! Maybe some theme drinks to match the shows at the Hippodrome - The bars there had three Hairspray themed drinks!!!
  26. TD

    TammyD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Our server Kyle is wonderful. He is attentive and fun. The air-conditioning wasn't working correctly and it was a bit warm and humid in the dining room.
  27. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Based on reviews, I expected more/better. It seems like pizza is really their thing. Otherwise, a pretty limited menu. Service was friendly. Unfortunately it was 82 degrees inside, which made for pretty uncomfortable dining.
  28. D

    Daddyberry

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Brick oven pizza was fine. Service was good. Best thing was convenience to Hippodrome Theatre.
  29. SN

    ScottN

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good and very affordable. Great for before a show. Our server, Janelle B, was wonderful and very helpful with the menu and with getting to the show
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very salty food and poor service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Work farewell
  32. j

    joany

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    salad was almost without any flavor. Mussels were not good at all. Spaghetti bolonaise had a strange flavor. Lemon bars so-so.
  33. JP

    JadeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outside noise, but y’all can’t really do anything about that, but overall, GREAT experience. I would definitely come again
  34. M

    Mmmmgood

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Attentive, but not overly, service. Nice rustic room. Good selection of appetizers, pastas, and pizzas; wines and beers; full bar. Good value, too! Walkable from the big convention hotels.
  35. GH

    GlennH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the mushroom appetizer and the pollo pesto chicken. Both were outstanding. The wait staff was very cordial and pleasant. Overall, we had a delicious dinner and great experience at Forno's. We will be back for sure.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great choice when in Baltimore for the Hippodrome. Both are some of the best of Baltimore.
  37. L

    Linda

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! We have dined here on several weekends occasions before shows at the Hippodrome & have always enjoyed our meals and the overall experience. I recommend reservations well in advance.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pre show dinner
  39. LP

    LisaP

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    At 6pm, the restaurant went from nearly empty to completely full in a matter of minutes. The majority of diners were there for Pre-theater dining so time management was important and expectations were well-managed. Took a beat for our server to get to us as she was triple-seated but she was friendly and efficient and made a very nice wine recommendation so we happily imbibed while waiting. Grilled trumpet mushrooms were a delicious appetizer!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful! Everything was served on time and was delicious!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 873-9427.

Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 1219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

17 N. Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eutaw and Fayette

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Modern European, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer validated parking for the Landmark CenterPoint parking garage located at 310 N. Baltimore St. You may access our restaurant directly from the parking garage, via our back entrance.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail, Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Saunders

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (443) 873-9427

  • Private party facilities

    Forno is available for private bookings. With a 130-seated capacity, a 45 seated private dinning room, as well as a 6-seat private chef's table, there are several options for private dinning, cocktail receptions and other functions. For inquiries, please email fornomanagement@gmail.com

  • Private party contact

    Ricky Johnson: (443) 873-9427

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